The WAFL Thread

Won't need a round by round thread but does anyone still follow the WAFL?

My family are all Black Duck's through and through and I try to get to at least a handful of games each year and I much prefer heading down to Basso than I do going to watch the Eagles at Subi. Best part is I can get a couple of cans of full strength for me and some chips and an icecream for the young fella and I still get over $5 change from a $20.

2015 is a cracking season and bar Subi at the top and Perth at the bottom (who'd have guessed) any team can beat the other on any given day and it is going to be an interesting finals series.

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This made me cry laughing on the weekend

Tue, 2015-07-21 18:11

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Yeah carn the swans

Tue, 2015-07-21 18:11

 

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I'll second that Unc

Tue, 2015-07-21 18:20

 who would've thought hey 

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I'm A Loyal Royal

Tue, 2015-07-21 18:39

 Ever Since I Was A Little Kid I Have Followed Thei Mighty Blue And Blacks  

Used to love hearing about Brent Armanasco's 60 yard droppies into the forward line from the half back flank. Other fave players were Steve Curtis, Cowboy Bygraves, John Burns, Hans Verstegen, Phil Tierney, Mal the mouth, Carl Fragomeni, Big Ron Alexander, Peter Spencer, John Ironmongrel lol.

Ahh yes, the list goes on from the good old days!

Shit, How Could I Forget Brad Smith, Phil Kelly, Johnny Hayes, Alex Hamilton, Cabes - I'm Sure I Will Think Of More Greats!

I Guess Their Just The Eagles Reserves Now, But Still My WAFL Team ;)

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I played in the East Perth

Tue, 2015-07-21 18:46

I played in the East Perth zone so had to play for East Perth in the development squads growing up and hated pulling that jumper on and used to wear my Swannies beanie to training haha.

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 We use to go to a few WAFL

Tue, 2015-07-21 18:29

 We use to go to a few WAFL games, havent been going this year, but our family are mighty dees supporters unfortunatly were not doing too well this year.

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Go the ducks

Tue, 2015-07-21 19:04

only black and white team ill support, i have to agree with the cheap stuff.. Although i go one step further and been following armadale football club around. $4 carlton drys and actually preety competetive footy just a bonus watching the man himself ashley sampi run around haha

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Man or men? I hear he didn't

Tue, 2015-07-21 19:25

Man or men? I hear he didn't exactly focus on maintaining his already blown out skin folds after leaving footy

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You be the judge

Tue, 2015-07-21 19:45

Good guy out of footy working fifo threw away a great career

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Back on the turtles I take it

Wed, 2015-07-22 09:22

Back on the turtles I take it

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 South Freo the birthplace of

Tue, 2015-07-21 19:33

 South Freo the birthplace of many a champion ..

 
A few swans fans , this is the sort of bloke your AFL mob needs Uncle he had the mongrel factor ...
 
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As Frank Sparrow Used To Say.........

Tue, 2015-07-21 20:09

 In Goes Boucher, Out Goes Boucher!

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Roo Dog!! Reckons he started

Tue, 2015-07-21 20:14

Roo Dog!! Reckons he started strangling people to stop getting himself suspended and then thought he'd killed someone one day

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Just a quick question

Tue, 2015-07-21 19:50

I haven't been to a football match in a great many years. So what is the cost of a family of 5, 2 adults 3 kids to get into the WAFL, and what is the cost of the same family to get into a AFL match.
Just wondering.

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WAFL is $15 each for adults

Tue, 2015-07-21 20:09

WAFL is $15 each for adults and kids under 15 are free. My kids love to run amuck on the hill and they have jumping castles and areas to build blocks etc and we can have a kick on the oval during the breaks. Love it.

 

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Used to love that loose cannon

Tue, 2015-07-21 19:51

 Gary sidebottom, we need a few hard nuts, with a bit of mongrel

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Dad played against and then

Tue, 2015-07-21 20:11

Dad played against and then with Sidebottom coming up through the Swan Districts area and nanna reckons he was an absolute mongrel from the age of 6

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 My father-in-law played in the

Tue, 2015-07-21 21:25

 My father-in-law played in the triple premiership team of the early 60s. When did your old man play for swans?

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Legendary! The old boy never

Tue, 2015-07-21 21:46

Legendary! The old boy never played in the league side but would have come up through Colts in around 1970 and started out in the Thirds but moved down to Collie due to work commitments and played in the SWFL.

 

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 Colin may have coached him.

Tue, 2015-07-21 21:49

 Colin may have coached him.

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Ask him if he remembers

Tue, 2015-07-21 21:55

Ask him if he remembers Stephen (Steve) Pope, I know the old man knew Billy Walker pretty well. See if the old boy was as good as he reckons he was haha

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Any relation

Tue, 2015-07-21 22:13

any relation to brad pope use to run around in the gozzy juniors? 

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Nah mate, might be one of

Tue, 2015-07-21 22:48

Nah mate, might be one of Pop's nephew's kids, don't know that side of the family well

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  back pocket - Colin

Tue, 2015-07-21 21:23

 

 

back pocket - Colin Maynard.  still rides 10 km a day on his push bike at 80 yes old.

 

 

 

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That side would knock the

Tue, 2015-07-21 21:31

 Dockers off - Randall ......just kidding 

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That team could knock off

Tue, 2015-07-21 21:37

That team could knock off pretty much anyone :)

 

Colin had the pleasure of coaching Phil Narkle at his first year at swans.  He play the first half of the year in the Colts.  won their B&F.  played the second half of the season (bar the last game) in the reserves.  won their B&F.  played the kast game in the league.  polled 3 sandover votes....

 

quite a player was Phil Narkle :)

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Still remember being a kid

Tue, 2015-07-21 21:49

Still remember being a kid listening to the Swans with Dad and just hearing Narkle, Narkle, Narkle all game

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Yep black ducks all the way

Tue, 2015-07-21 20:25

 Nothing better than sitting in the McDonald stand and hearing the jarrah flooring rumple with the "swans forever" chant. I especially liked Holmes and also bagley back in the day. Lord knows there was plenty of good ugle's and jetta's to grace the feilds of bassesdean and then later afl fields as well.

 

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I remember thinking

Tue, 2015-07-21 21:16

 Brad Shine was a hard nut, used to see a bit of Leon Baker when I was a youngun - and Stan Nawotny

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ha ha he was good value

Tue, 2015-07-21 20:24

 Used to love watching him on the winners

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I Remember A Reply Sidey Made To Drew Morphett Once

Tue, 2015-07-21 20:31

 Morphett Said That The Opposition Team Looked Good On Paper And Sidey Said "we Don't Play Teams On Paper"

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Best of all

Tue, 2015-07-21 20:56

 Was billy walker

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More Hawks

Tue, 2015-07-21 22:53

Upper Great Southern League, 18-07-2015

Narrogin Hawks 46.19 (295)

Brookton/Pingelly 2.4 (16)

Hawks--- M.Deaves 20 goals

Oh dear

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Wed, 2015-07-22 09:40

 I got into a stoush with Boucher one day back in 81 after he tried to clean me up. I was going to belt him but Basil stuck his helmeted head in and said to me, you don't want do that, didn't care too much so I punched him anyway.

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 Ahhahahahah this is great.

Wed, 2015-07-22 12:46

 Ahhahahahah this is great. Bring back the biff

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Did you drop him dale

Wed, 2015-07-22 12:27

 Did he run away?

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Wed, 2015-07-22 12:30

 Didn't drop him, but he felt it. Had a beer afterwards, so what happens on the field stays on the field.

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Swannies playing Peel Chunder

Thu, 2015-07-23 12:24

Swannies playing Peel Chunder (aka Fremantle, aka The Crabs) this weekend. Not only do we have to play an AFL reserves side but due to the new TV deal we have the league side playing in Mandurah at 11:30am on Sunday morning

Jarrod Blight had a good one last week after a long absence and we'll also welcome back Kirk Ugle's courage and ability to run the lines and hit targets on the rebound and jag a major or two. Crozier will be out of the Dockers errr Peel so should be an interesting game and hopefully Pearce doesn't pick up another lazy 35 against his old team mates like he did last year (even though we still won) here's hoping big Rudy 'The Crowd Favourite' Riddoch can iron out some of these Dockers youngsters.

Let's hope the hot and cold Black Ducks can get up and find some consistency leading up to the pointy end of the season .Good news is that Elari is due back very soon and our rock Simmo is also due back next week.

 

 

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 So far Swannies have picked

Tue, 2016-12-20 13:50

 So far Swannies have picked up Ryan Crowley, Clancee Pearce, Jamie Bennell, Corey Gault, David Ellard and Xavier Ellis straight out of the AFL system and word is that Chris Yarran is down at Basso having a run with the boys. Also had some highly rated boys return from the country leagues looking to put their hand up to get drafted next year and Blakely and Blight returning from injury.

 
Crack out the red cans, Christmas has come early up in bogan valley.
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Who you calling Bogan??

Tue, 2016-12-20 14:20

Lived right in Basso down by sandy Beach.
That's not a bad list of players. Peel might have a challenge backing up.

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Those in glass houses are

Tue, 2016-12-20 14:33

Those in glass houses are allowed to throw stones mate. My old man grew up across the road from Success Hill reserve and I spent my first 8 years in Basso near Anzac Primary. Sandy Beach was where we spent pretty much every Good Friday and Mothers and Father's Days.

The old man tried to get me registered under nanna and pop's address when I was in the East Perth development squad so I could play for Swans but they wouldn't have it as I played for Balla. Turns out I wasn't quite tall, fast or skillfull enough for WAFL anyway 

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Villiers St

Tue, 2016-12-20 14:57

But then I couldn't play footy at all - Rugby was the name. Happened to us imports from Saffa land.
But Bill Skwirowski was a neighbour and we jogged together getting fit for the codes.
Also see a lot of Stan Nowotny were I work down here in Mandurah. Still fit as (apart from Footy knees)

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On the photo above

Tue, 2016-12-20 14:30

Think they forgot Bill Skwirowski. He played in the GF 82-3

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Black Ducks are flying after

Mon, 2017-04-17 13:17

Black Ducks are flying after getting the spoon last year!

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